Oo-err, we can’t get to the allotment for one week and the runner beans have gone mad! This is the trug I normally get everything in but not today …
The courgettes aren’t that far behind either and definitely have marrow aspirations:
I think courgette/marrow soup is definitely on the menu for us! Mind you, the beetroot are going for it too:
That should last us the week for sure. Flowers are doing well, and the gladioli and echinacea have bounced back:
And here are the sunflowers, getting even taller!
Dahlias are doing well as well, and are still blackfly-free, hurrah!
We’ve also got some crocosmia growing, though I had thought I’d taken them all home last year – obviously not! I shall have to have another go to get them home when they’ve finished flowering this year:
Here is the harvest, which consists of gladioli, sweet peas, sweet williams, geums, dahlias, echinacea, coreopsis and marigolds.
And here is the total harvest – also including some autumn raspberries!
Whilst there today, K watered and I hoed, but there honestly aren’t too many weeds anyway, hurrah! We also did some composting using stuff from home, and took down the pea frames. I managed to get a splinter in my finger in the middle of doing that (ow! ow!) but thankfully K is a GENIUS at getting splinters out of fingers and managed to rescue me, phew. Heaven alone knows how he does it but it’s wonderful.
Here are the vases at home:
Have a wonderful weekend!